October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiery truck-tanker accident kills one

A Roscommon man is believed to have been killed Oct. 28 in a two-vehicle accident on M-55 between Lake City and Cadillac. More...

Drug suspects nabbed in car driven by girl, 14

A 14-year-old driver was petitioned to Probate Court and her two adult passengers were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in Denton Township Oct. 22. More...

Lions Club planning 39th Halloween party

Members of the Houghton Lake Lions Club are planning their 39th annual Halloween Party at Bobcat Field. The traditional party is set for Oct. 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gates will close at 8 p.m.. More...

Special Sections

News

Haunted house fund-raiser to be Nov. 7

The haunted house fundraiser operated by 13-year-old Christopher Smith of Prudenville, shown on page C2 of this week's Resorter, will be open Nov. 7, not Nov. 8. Hours are 6 to 7 p.m. for children ages 6 and under, and 7 to 11 p.m. More...

Correction

Kim Tatro was incorrectly identified as the "ex-wife" of Lyon Township Supervisor Paul Tatro in a story in last week's Resorter. The couple is still married, but a divorce has been filed by Mr. Tatro. More...

Clare County Arts Council fund-raiser underway

The Clare County Arts Council, after being dormant for several years, is raising money by selling postcards of WPA Works Progress Administration murals and mural prints. More...

Sports

'Cats end regular season play with losses at home quad meet

Houghton Lake finished up its regular volleyball season with a home stand Monday night, falling to Grayling, Gladwin and Ogemaw Heights. More...

Varsity netters face alumni in fund raiser

The Houghton Lake varsity volleyball team will host a "varsity vs. alumni" game Nov. 4 to raise funds for the volleyball program. The event will start at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. More...

4-H basketball registration due Nov. 7

Houghton Lake's 4-H Basketball Program is open to youths in grades three through six. More...

Editorial

In Our Opinion

Stevenson our choice

While the Resorter doesn't often endorse candidates for elected office, next Tuesday's election poses a unique challenge that the editorial board of the Resorter believes is worthy of attention. More...

Getting closer

We're not sure which level of anticipation is greatest at this point. More...

MAKE IT PLAIN

Oh, Two Thousand Eight! The Final Stanzas Oh, my name's Barack Obama, and I come from Illinoise. I'm known for oratory, youth, good looks and lots of poise. More...

Religion & Family

Burns, Allen wed in oceanside ceremony

Kristi Jean Burns, daughter of Alan and Gloria Burns of Houghton Lake, and Michael Evelio Allen, son of David and Nancy Allen of Jacksonville, FL, were united in marriage Oct. 4, 2008, in an oceanside ceremony in Myrtle Beach, SC. More...

FIGHTING HUNGER

Northwestern Bank is asking customers to drop off food at its Houghton Lake branch as part of a campaign to fight hunger in the community. More...

OLLS to host 'spa day' Nov. 8

Our Lady of the Lake School will host a Spa Day fund-raiser Nov. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. in the school gym. Visitors- men and women- are welcome to pamper themselves during the event. Tickets are $3 at the door. More...

Education

Road commission promotes snow plow safety at area schools

Seeking to keep kids safe this upcoming snow season, Roscommon County Road Commission Foreman Bob Bedell and truck drivers, Leon "Stretch" Terrian and Jay Patterson met with about 500 Collins Elementary students Oct. 23. More...

READY FOR RESCUE

Denton Township Firefighter Jim Hoover goes over the equipment his department has at the ready on its heavy duty rescue unit for a group of students in the Sunshine Kids Club after school program Oct. 22. More...

STAY BACK!

Roscommon County Road Commission Driver Leon Terrian tell students at Collins Elementary how the sand spreader on a plow truck works during a snowplow safety program at the school Oct. 23. More...

Features

Costume-making Halloween tradition at Vaughn house

Halloween is a fun time of year for Houghton Lake resident Peggy Vaughn and her family. She was busy last weekend sewing Halloween costumes for her son, Jon, and two grandchildren, Zander, 3, and Seth, 7. More...

Update: Election Results

Update: Election Results Coming In With 19 of 20 precincts reporting, it looks like Randy Stevenson will be Roscommon County's next sheriff. Stevenson has 9,232 votes to Michael Cooley's 3,768. Other county -Road Commissioner: R. More...

STEEL WAVE

Roscommon County Road Commission Driver Leon Terrian (left) talks to a group of preschool and kindergarten students at Collins Elementary under the massive wing blade of a road commission plow truck during a snowplow safety program Oct. 23. More...

Attempted safe job probed

Roscommon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating an attempted safe job at the McDonald's restaurant in Denton Township. The store manager told deputies employees discovered the safe was damaged when they arrived for work around 5 a.m. Oct. More...

ROSCOMMON ROYALTY

Roscommon High School seniors Kevin Viguilla and Megan Perryman were named Homecoming King and Queen Friday night during halftime of the Bucks' football game. The new royalty presided over the homecoming dance Saturday night. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Linda Lee Antal - 2014-11-20
Allan J. Gee - 2014-11-20
Bobby Earl Alexander - 2014-11-20
M. Juanita Thrift - 2014-11-20
Marie Jean Booth - 2014-11-20
Albert August Fraelich - 2014-11-20
Carol Jeanne Savaglio - 2014-11-20
Amber M. Keyes - 2014-11-20

Court News

83RD DISTRICT COURT

Judge Daniel L. Sutton recently arraigned the following in 83rd District Court, Roscommon: Silas A. More...

CERT meets objectives during Oct. 23 training

Personnel from Gerrish Township's police, fire and EMS, in cooperation with the township's Community Emergency Response Team conducted a mock search and rescue training Oct. 23. About 15 CERT members took part in the exercise. More...

Driver arrested on drug charges

State Police at Houghton Lake arrested a 42-year-old Grand Haven woman on drug charges after observing her driving erratically on eastbound M-55 near US-127 during the evening of Oct. 23. More...

Business

Unemployed can file benefit claims online

Unemployed workers who are looking for a fast and easy way to apply for unemployment benefits need only turn on their computer and visit Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) web site. More...

Michigan Works!' Cook earns 'Business Solutions' certification

Carmen Cook, business liaison at Michigan Works! recently earned her certification as a Certified Business Solutions Professional (CBSP). More...

GIFT SOURCE

Diane "Dee" Barnes of Markey Township is the owner of Gifts Delight, a new catalog sales business offering 3,000 gift items. More...

Letters to the Editor

'Goal is to reduce taxes'

In response to the letter last week by Diane Randall, Roscommon Township supervisor, I must respond. More...

Letters policy

The Resorter welcomes concise letters to the editor. We require that letters be signed and contain addresses and telephone numbers for verification. E-mailed letters must contain telephone numbers. Unsigned letters will not be printed. More...

Outdoors

ARCHERY EIGHT-POINTS

Richard Cronk, owner of Rolling Oaks Archery and Sports in Roscommon, did quite well during archery deer season this year, bagging two fine eight-point bucks near Higgins Lake. (Above) Cronk poses with the buck he bagged on Oct. More...

WHITE ROBIN

With winter not too far away this white robin might have perfect camouflage for January but most robins don't hang around when snow flies. The unusual white bird hung around the yard of Mike Dunaj at Houghton Lake for several days. More...

Happenings

Spears family in ninth year of hosting haunted house

Ghastly sights, thrills and chills await only the very brave at 112 Spruce Street, Houghton Lake, this weekend. More...

Higgins Fire Dept. holding appreciation day Saturday

The Higgins Township Fire Department will host a Community Appreciation Day Nov. 1. The event will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, is free and open to the public. More...

Pancake supper to benefit holiday basket program

A pancake supper hosted by the Houghton Lake Lioness Club Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Coyles Restaurant will benefit the club's holiday basket program that helps needy families. More...

Election

Sheriff's race highlights 2008 election in Roscommon County

A veteran lawman and a candidate who vows to reform the Roscommon County Sheriff's Department are vying to replace Sheriff Francis "Fran" Staley, who will retire at the end of this year. More...

Marijuana, stem cell research propositions to be on ballot

Voters in Roscommon County and throughout Michigan Tuesday will pass judgment on two controversial ballot proposals PROPOSAL 1 Sponsor: Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care (www.stoparrestingpatients. More...

Supervisor, trustee contests set in Gerrish Township

Most of the 2008 political action in Gerrish Township was in the Republican primary, but races for supervisor and trustee remain to be decided Tuesday. More...

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